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March 29, 1989 | ANTHONY PERRY
The next bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego may be a marathon runner. A 47-year-old native of Pasadena, fluent in Spanish, moderate to conservative on theology. A former religion teacher in a Catholic high school, a former teacher, vice rector and dean of studies at a seminary in San Fernando. Known as informal, hard-working, affable. Sources say Auxiliary Bishop G. Patrick Ziemann of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is the likely candidate to succeed San Diego Bishop Leo T. Maher.
"I regret terribly what happened--but maybe without that or something like that we wouldn't be here." "I wish I could undo some of the things in the past myself, [but] now it's really a chance to look to the future--from today forward." * Vivendi Universal chief executive Jean-Marie Messier on the dismal performance of the company's stock? Disney Chairman Michael Eisner on his poor ABC television ratings? Neither. These are the words of Cardinal Roger M.
July 23, 2003 | William Lobdell and David Reyes, Times Staff Writers
A lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court on Tuesday alleges that several pedophiles on the staff of Mater Dei High School, one of the nation's largest parochial schools, systematically preyed on students in the 1970s. Two men accused in the suit were for decades among the county's recognized Catholic educators: Michael "Father Hollywood" Harris and John Merino, a lay employee. Harris was principal at Mater Dei and Santa Margarita high schools.
August 7, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three conservative parishes that severed their ties with the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles have filed petitions asking the California Supreme Court to review a recent appeals court decision that upheld the diocese's claim to the parishes' buildings and other property. The churches -- St. James in Newport Beach, All Saints in Long Beach and St.
April 28, 1991
Thaddeus A. Shubsda, 66, Roman Catholic bishop of Monterey who fought to acquire sainthood status for Father Junipero Serra, founder of the historic California missions. Formerly auxiliary bishop of the Los Angeles diocese, Shubsda had headed the 8,500-square-mile Monterey diocese since 1982. He actively tried to improve living conditions for farm workers, mediated Watsonville's frozen food strikes, and spoke out in support of victims of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
March 31, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Episcopal Bishop J. Jon Bruno, who heads the six-county Los Angeles diocese, underwent surgery earlier this week to amputate his left foot and ankle to stop a persistent staph infection, the diocese said Wednesday. The infection, which initially began as an upper-respiratory condition in October, had settled in the bones of the foot, an area that is particularly difficult to treat due to poor blood circulation, church officials said.
September 2, 2000 | Teresa Watanabe
The Rev. Ernesto R. Medina has been appointed provost of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul, the administrative and ministry hub of the six-county Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Medina, 39, will assume his duties Sunday as pastor to the bilingual Congregation of St. Athanasius and the Korean-speaking congregation of St. Nicholas Church. The provost also will coordinate the center's social outreach ministries, along with its arts, grants and scholarship programs.
July 20, 1986
The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Rusack, who encouraged changes in religious attitudes toward women and homosexuals while he presided over one of the nation's largest Episcopal dioceses, was eulogized Saturday as a caring leader willing to help members of a changing society. About 2,000 people, including 20 Episcopal bishops from around the country and clergy representing at least a dozen religions and other Protestant denominations, crowded into St.
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